Parent-Teacher Conferences: MAY 24, 12-7 pm
Conferences with team teachers are by-appointment-only. Beginning on May 7th, click here to sign up for appointments. Non-team teachers will be available for drop-in conferences.
MAY 13, 2018
We had an exciting Teacher Appreciation Week at Deal! Our teachers truly enjoyed the notes and gifts of gratitude your children provided. Whether you sent a handwritten note, card, tweet, or gift, our teachers were truly touched by the vast showing of appreciation from the Deal Community! A heartfelt thank you to our ADCA for their support during the week. You are an amazing group of hard-working parents. I don't know what we would do without you!
Academics at Deal
Alice Deal Middle School’s instruction combines DCPS subject standards with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) in a rich, engaging environment. To understand how Deal approaches instruction, it helps to have a better idea of how we organize our teaching.
THE DEAL APPROACH
Students at Deal take seven classes each year – mathematics, English, sciences, humanities, world language, arts, and physical education. These courses are generally one-year long (with the arts and P.E. as advisory or semester courses). In addition, the MYP requires a distinct Technology course for Deal, which is provided in an integrated manner through the school year. Each course shares DCPS subject standards as well as MYP aims and objectives. Students are assessed against both sets of measures. Taken together the standards and objectives provide an excellent and comprehensive set of learning goals for students.
International Baccalaureate AT DEAL
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) emphasizes international mindedness in students, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture. It encourages a positive attitude toward learning by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness, and participate actively in their communities. It reflects real life by providing students a way to connect subjects and meaningful issues. If you have any questions, please contact our MYP coordinator, Ms. Alana Brown (Alana.Brown@dc.gov).